1st Infantry Division Museum – Fort Riley, Kansas
Building 247 Cameron Avenue
Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Building 207 on Custer Avenue
New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
History of the 1st Infantry Division Museum
The museum highlights the creation and subsequent involvement of the 1st Infantry Division in conflicts from World War I (1917) to Operation Enduring Freedom (present-day).
This building, originally constructed in 1905 as barracks for the Cavalry School Band, later served as offices for the Cavalry Board. Today, the 1st Infantry Division Museum tells the story of units assigned to Fort Riley and the contributions made by constabulary soldiers in the immediate years following World War II. The museum displays exhibits of the division's history from 1917 to the present. The First Division has carved its name into the annals of our nation's military history. Campaigns from the trenches of World War I to the beaches of North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy begin this story of service and sacrifice. The jungles of Southeast Asia, the rough terrain of the Balkans, and the deserts of Southwest Asia are settings for the more recent history of the "Big Red One."
Mission Statement as Approved by the Center of Military History
"To collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret those materials that are integral parts of the history and traditions of the U.S. Cavalry from 1775 to 1950. In addition, the Museum Division is responsible for exhibiting and interpreting the history of Fort Riley from its establishment to the present, including its various schools, major commands, and community life. To support post-education, training, research, and historical programs. The museum will provide educational programs and services."
(Mission statement taken from the above link)